posted on Mar, 25 2004 @ 10:06 PM
OK, to address this and Garons little rant, we need to look at who "owns" this rite of marriage.
Traditionally it HAS been religious, it is a public declaration of a life long commitment to each other before God and man.
So to say that you can't use a Religious arguement is illogical.
Secondly if you want the material and legal benefits of marriage, then either you have them enshrined in law already, for stable relationships over a
period of time such as 3 years, or you can work out a contract that both parties enter into to share assets on ending of the marriage. You don't NEED
to be married to achieve those legal objectives.
So then what is the purpose of getting "married" for a gay or lesbian couple?
The white wedding, music and all that romantic crap tha goes with it? Then throw a pary and do it yourself
The legal piece of paper that say you are married? Get your lawyers to put one together yourselves.
Acceptance of the populace at your decision to commit to each other? Well you won't get that via the marriage route, and if you hunger for
affirmation and back patting then you have other issues that need addressing before marriage.
So whats the fuss? Why can't gay's and lesbians leave the issue of marriage in the realm of the hetro's where it has been for 1000's of years?
Whats with the insecurity "me too" demands?